Douglas Frank "Doug" Lester

January 19, 1929 - September 18, 2016

Quietly at home aware of Jean, his dear wife of 69 years, and their family by his side on Sunday September 18, 2016. Doug leaves behind a legacy of integrity and love for community and his family: Garry (Mary Lynn) of Bloomfield; the late Ron (Susan) of Thunder Bay; the late David of Wellington; Barbara (Neil Vader) of Cherry Valley; Doug (Charlene) of Bloomfield; Fred (Sharlene) of Cherry Valley; and the late Bobby. His memory will live forever in the hearts of their 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren: Jenny (Cory) [Effie & Lilith & Arwyn], Rachel (Michael), Kyle (Chantal ), Maggie (Branden); Alison, Sondra (Franz) [Olivia, Anna & Katie], Jordan (Genevieve); Carrie (Gyauustees), Craig (Brienna) [Shawn & Ryan], Kelly (Jodo) [Meisha]; Gavin (Sarah) [Everett & Declan], Beth (Steve) [Hendrik & Nellie], Nathan (Melissa) [Alia, Joni, Nora & Leo]; Tyler (Lindsay) [Easton & Gilby], Simon (Halina) [Hazel]; Sami and Sydney Doug is also survived by his sister Pat (Mike) Barker of Colorado, and predeceased by siblings Bob (Ruth), Joyce, Eileen, and Winnifred. He is also fondly remembered by Jean’s brother Ross (Tuula) Saunders of Picton, 16 nieces/nephews and their families, and predeceased by Barbara (Bill) Found. His influence reached so many areas of our lives: clubs of antique and classic cars across North America, scuba diving, bowling and hockey; travels throughout Europe, Brazil, Caribbean, North America and the Arctic; serving in Canadian Military Reserves, Elks, overseas missions and County Council; selflessly investing in community, country, business, charity, friends and family. A Celebration of Life will be held at ‘the Mill House Barn’ (75 County Rd 11) on Saturday, October 8th, 2016 commencing at 1pm. with remembrances at 1:30. Memorial donations to the PECM Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. One motto by which he lived: “Leave a place in better condition than when you arrived” He did. Arrangements entrusted to the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main St., Picton, ON